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Date of birth: 26/08/64
Place of Birth: Vancouver, BC
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Years on National Team: 14
  One of four returning veterans from the 1996 Olympic team that placed 11th and the team's oldest player, Karla Karch brings over 150 games of international experience to the table. The 35-year-old guard was a key player in Canada's Olympic qualification last year averaging 10.8 points per game. She is also the sole remaining member from Canada's 1986 world championship bronze medal winning squad. She stopped after the 1996 Games but returned to the court in 1998 because she missed the game and its challenges.

  Karch has played professionally in Germany and Hungary since 1988 winning a championship in both countries. At the university level she was a star player at the University of Calgary and the University of Victoria. She was the CIAU championship MVP with Victoria in 1986 and 1987.

2000 Games
Sept. 26: Canada lost 67-58 to Cuba to finish in 10th place overall.
Sept. 24: Canada def. Brazil 61-60 to finish with 2-3 record in round-robin play.
Sept. 22: Canada lost 68-56 to Slovakia, dropping to 1-3 record in Pool A.
Sept. 20: Canada lost 70-58 to France in round-robin play, dropping to 1-2 record.
Sept. 18: Canada def. Senegal 62-41, moving to 1-1 in preliminary round.
Sept. 17: Canada lost 78-46 to Australia in opening round game.

Karch reacts to a nice basket
Karla Karch moves the ball against Australia

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